Friday, August 6, 2010

The Importance of The Halftime Report

Content by Mitch Osborne

When most people hear the phrase 'The Halftime Report,' they're going to think it refers to halftime in a football game. This is not always the case. My favorite daytime television show is The Halftime Report and it has absolutely nothing to do with football. It does have to do with important numbers, though. That's because the halftime report is a daily report on the stock market. This might include what earnings were reported in the morning, what economic indicators are projected for the following morning, what CEOs are coming and going, and what the overall pulse of the consumer is. These are all important factors when it comes to the state of the economy.
These days, the most important common topic on The Halftime Report is government stimulus. People are very worried that once the stimulus runs out, the economy will fall into deflation, which would lead to a double-dip recession. I happen to believe this will happen, which is all the more reason I'm sure to watch The Halftime Report on the channels I get with direct tv best deals every single day. By keeping up with what's going on, I can adjust my investments accordingly. The only thing I don't like about the show is when someone who works for an investment brokerage firm comes on and lies through his teeth because he has a vested interest in how the market - and his company's stock - will perform. The Halftime Report is still my favorite show, though. It has to be.

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